mark_72dpiMark Robson performs the virtuosic dual-role of speaker-pianist in his selection of works from  Rzewski through Kagel,  including the premiere of Levick’s Maybe the Story of “I”  (a Piano Spheres commission) and Le Baron’s Los Murmullos. Mark begins the program with Das Schloss am Meere, a melodrama by Richard Strauss.
Given that he has the massive technique to play anything he wants, what he wants becomes of great, and revealing, interest.”
(Mark Swed, LA Times)

Vicki Ray: The Elements February 23 @ REDCAT

VickiPiano Spheres co-founder Vicki Ray, presents a program exploring the four elements at REDCAT on Tuesday, February, 23, 2016, 8:30pm. The concert includes Luciano Berio’s Luftklavier, Erdenklavier, Wasserklavier, Feuerklavier, Takemitsu’s Between Tides, Piano Spheres Commission Premiere of Aufwind by Dominique Shafer, and Piano Spheres Commission Premiere Pale Fire by Mu-Xuan Lin. Also, featured is John Luther Adams’ work Nunataks, and the premiere of Four Elemental Songs, a new song cycle by Vicki Ray. Piano Spheres is co-presented with REDCAT, with recitals held at REDCAT THEATRE, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tickets/information are available at www.pianospheres.org, and www.REDCAT.org.

Luciano BerioEncores (Luftklavier, Erdenklavier, Wasserklavier, Feuerklavier)

Toru TakemitsuBetween Tides for piano trio with violinist Sarah Thornblade and

cellist Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick

Dominique Schafer Aufwind (World Premiere, Piano Spheres Commission)Vick

Vicki Ray Four Elemental Songs (World Premiere) sung by Elissa Johnston

John Luther Adams Nunataks

Mu-Xuan Lin Pale Fire (World Premiere, Piano Spheres Commission)

Vicki Ray FREE Workshop!

Saturday, February 20 at 1 pm at Boston Court Performing Arts CenterBoston-Court-Exterior

Vicki and composers Mu-Xuan Lin and Dominique Schafer explore the preparation of the world premieres of these two composers’ works on her February 23 concert.  With special guest moderator KPFK’s John Schneider (Global Village). Not to miss!!


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Piano Spheres also gratefully acknowledges support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.